A few years ago, my friends and I were driving up a mountain road on our way to a small cottage we’d rented for NYE celebration. We were using a 4WD Honda CR-V and we eventually ended up stuck on a particularly steep hill. As we were ripping our fingernails trying to fit snow chains, … More Audi RS4 review: this would be the ultimate Santa’s sleigh
In order to properly celebrate its 100th anniversary and the introduction of the Giulia GTA, Alfa Romeo released a short docu-film taking a closer look at the history behind the Giulia and the brand. Arnaud Leclerc, Head of Alfa Romeo EMEA, Klaus Busse, head of design, and Fabio Migliavacca, product manager, provided some valuable insight … More A short film on the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
A few months before the whole world hit pause, I got in touch with Peugeot Italia and asked if I could borrow the RCZ-R for a swan song-style review. The head of PR, a guy I’ve known for some time, said “the what?”. “The RCZ-R” I said, “the sports coupe” . “Ah” he said, “that … More Peugeot RCZ-R review : it’s so cool but why did we almost forget it existed?
In factual terms, the Tesla Model S P100D is one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world. In Ludicrous+ mode (yes, that’s the actual name) it does 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and that’s Bugatti Veyron SS territory. I know, I know what people say. Porsche people are making it very clear these days that … More Driving a Tesla Model S P100D at the SIAM in Monaco
A standard Lexus RX450h fitted with tech that’s far from standard … More Thermal-enhanced Lexus RX450h review: game-changing technology
Everything you see here is, at least on paper, wrong. It was a rainy day, which is not ideal for a track day, and it was a diesel car, which is not great. Also, the car is a convertible, which means it wasn’t dynamically and structurally ideal for a track day and also also, this … More Mercedes-Benz C220 review : can you still have fun with a diesel convertible around the track?
Death Valley is best defined by what’s missing. A desert where nothing happens and nothing lives. The list of things that aren’t here is a saga. There’s no vegetation, just cacti and weeds here and there under a perennial patina of dust and matte blue sky, usually empty of clouds. There’s no rain and there … More Ford Mustang review : an all-American road trip in the hottest desert on Earth
Italians have always publicly professed two religions, football and Ferrari, while secretly admiring American cars. This admiration has always been hidden in plain sight and I guess we are fascinated with American cars because they are so far away from what we know and use every day. After opening a showroom in Monza in 1980, … More Militem Wrangler Ferox review : this is a bona fide head-turner even in Monaco
I started writing about cars ten years ago and I’ve done the whole thing. The endless stream of cheesy metaphors, thesaurus synonyms and epitomes. The internet is awash with blogs and car mags and I never had any ambition to become the best or anything like that. I just wanted to be on board. … More Driving the phenomenal Lexus LFA around Monaco
The old SLS AMG was mad. It was powered by a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8, putting out 571 hp and it weighed, when all is said and done, about a million tons. In theory, the SLS would do zero-to-sixty in 3.7 seconds but the truth is you’d never get to sixty, because you’d be facing … More Driving the Mercedes AMG GT-C down a cypress-lined Tuscan road